Welcome to Equinox

Welcome to the website of Equinox Publishing, the independent academic publisher based in Sheffield (UK). We publish books and journals for an international audience in the humanities and social sciences. There is more information about us here.


Campus and library closures and, for many, the abrupt switch to remote teaching and learning are causing shockwaves through the academic community. If nothing else, the crisis has underlined the critical need for publishers to improve the user experience in accessing content remotely. To help, we are offering the following routes to Equinox content for our current subscribers as well as others who are compiling online courses and may need to access book content:

– all journal issues published in the last 12 months will be opened and all new issues  will be freely accessible until the crisis abates
– institutions with  journal subscriptions but with users experiencing difficulty accessing backfile content may contact us to make specific arrangements for those individuals, such as temporary passwords or other measures
– anyone compiling remote learning material and wishing to incorporate Equinox journal or book material should contact us to arrange free access for the duration of the course
– libraries that have ordered eBook editions of textbooks but whose students cannot access through their university system should contact us to make arrangements for those students affected — please note that all our eBooks are always enabled for unlimited concurrent use
Please address all queries as follows:
journals: Ailsa Parkin aparkin@equinoxpub.com
books: Sarah Lee slee@equinoxpub.com
We appreciate the library community and wish all of you health and wellbeing during these difficult times.


For  information about our eBooks, click here


In our view, Plan S currently offers no suitable mechanism for the HSS community to transition their publications on a large scale to sustainable forms of open access. Read why here.